Events

  • 2017 Sep 21

    "What Did the Ancestors Do? A Short Review of 'Under the Ancestors’ Eyes'"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street
    Korea Colloquium

    Martina Deuchler
    Professor Emeritus, SOAS University of London

    Born in 1935, Martina Deuchler received a B.A. in Chinese and Japanese from Leiden University and a Ph.D. in History and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University in 1967. She taught Korean history and language at the University of Zurich and was professor of Korean Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) until her retirement in 2001. She is the author of Confucian Gentlemen and Barbarian Envoys: The Opening of Korea, 1875-1885 ( Read more about "What Did the Ancestors Do? A Short Review of 'Under the Ancestors’ Eyes'"
  • 2017 Sep 28

    "'Gangnamscape.' Apartments and the Vertical City in South Korea"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    SBS Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences

    Valérie Gelézeau
    Associate Professor, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

    Valérie Gelézeau is associate professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris), within the Centre for Korean Studies, and was affiliated fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in Leiden in 2015. Her research addresses the various dimensions of space as a social construct in contemporary Korea, via various perspectives including urban geography, cultural geography

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  • 2017 Oct 12

    "The Korean Trickster Figure"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Korea Colloquium

    Charles La Shure
    Assistant Professor, Department of Korean Language and Literature, Seoul National University

    Charles La Shure is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Korean Language and Literature at Seoul National University, Korea, where he teaches courses on Korean culture, literature, and folklore. His primary research subject is the Korean trickster figure, on which he has published articles in various Korean journals, contributed chapters for books, and written articles for encyclopedias and other reference

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  • 2017 Oct 19

    "Flat Titles and Friendly 'Hoesik': Contemporary Office Culture Reforms in South Korea"

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Michael Prentice
    Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Institute, Harvard University

    Michael Prentice is a linguistic anthropologist who focuses on language, management, and technology in contemporary South Korea. For his dissertation, he spent a year as an ethnographer-intern inside a steel conglomerate in Seoul. His dissertation seeks to understand how control operates in South Korean corporate worlds through an emphasis on the forms of writing, technologies, and events that mediate office life. In contrast to the image of centralized and top-down

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